CGC says it has now graded five million cards since its launch in July of 2020.
CGC Cards began accepting sports card submissions in February 2021.
Though CGC Cards began by grading standard-sized cards and large vintage Topps cards, the company now grades virtually all sports cards and continues to expand with additional holder sizes coming in 2024.
Bidding for the SGC 3 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth stood at $5.75 million as of late Thursday. With the buyer’s premium factored in, it’s at $6.9 million.
Bidding at Robert Edward Auctions closes Sunday night with one of fewer than a dozen copies of what’s considered his first card expected to broach the record for any sports memorabilia item.
A large show is planned for this spring in the Twin Cities.
The Minnesota Card Show will take place April 18-21 at the St. Paul River Centre. Organizers say it’ll be a 450-table show, spread out over 70,000-square-feet of space.
The promoter’s next monthly show is Jan. 27 Heritage Center of Brooklyn Center with 110 tables.
The NBA/MeiGray game-worn jersey and memorabilia auctions used to take place on a weekly basis. Under the NBA’s new deal with Sotheby’s, the primary focus will be on milestone or event jerseys of the league’s top stars. So what will become of the rest of the jerseys worn on a nightly basis by players who don’t immediately roll off the tongue?
The NBA’s Chris El-Dabh tells us that the jerseys “that aren’t initially auctioned or sold will remain in inventory for future auction or sale.” No details have been released yet on when collectors will have a chance to pick up a lower cost jersey.
While the league has turned its auctions over to Sotheby’s, MeiGray still has a pretty fair quantity of gamers that are for sale.
Among them: five Giannis Antetokounmpo Bucks jerseys, a pair of Steph Curry gamers, one from a LeBron James triple-double last year, a 2021-22 Kevin Durant shirt and one worn and signed by Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki.
Several hundred jerseys from MeiGray’s partner teams are listed for sale.
Legendary coach John Wooden will be honored with a US Postal Service stamp early next year.
The limited edition Forever stamp, featuring an original portrait of Wooden, is expected to be available for about a year. A total of 18 million will be printed, according to the post office.
Wooden, who began his career at UCLA in 1948 and retired in 1975, led the Bruins to a record 10 national championships. Even after his coaching days ended, his insightful lessons on basketball and living a successful life continued to inspire legions of fans and admirers around the world. Wooden died in 2010 at the age of 99.
“This stamp is a tribute to Coach Wooden’s remarkable and widespread impact, which extends far beyond UCLA and far beyond basketball,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. “His success on the court was unparalleled, and he remains a model of integrity and excellence in athletics. But the values he stood for and the timeless wisdom he shared have spread even further, influencing generations of leaders from all walks of life.”
The new stamp depicts Wooden at courtside in the early 1970s. In the stamp’s background, one player attempts a jump shot as another tries to block it; their jersey numbers, 4 and 10, signify the Bruins’ four undefeated seasons under Wooden — 1964, 1967, 1972 and 1973 — and the 10 NCAA championships, including seven in a row, his teams won over the 12-season span from 1964 to 1975.